Inspiration - Timeless
Wisdom for the Journey
Welcome to my Inspiration page. These pieces
of prose came to me as discoveries along the way. They danced their way into my
heart as poetry, song lyrics, quotes, or prayers from fellow travelers on the
Road of Life. Always, I was struck by their beauty, simple truth, and poignancy.
I hope what you discover here inspires and quickens your Soul. Travel Lightly,
Who sings to us in silence,
Who teaches us through each other,
Guide my steps with Strength and Wisdom.
May I see the lessons as I walk -
Honor the purpose of all things.
Help me touch with Respect,
Always speak from behind my eyes.
Let me observe, not judge.
May I cause no harm, and leave
Music and Beauty after my visit.
When I return to Forever,
May the Circle be closed and
The Spiral be broader.”
-Aboriginal ritual chant
"While I know myself as a creation of God,
I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone
else and everything else are also God's creation." ~
"Compassion is more important than intellect in calling
forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition
can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason."
~ Betty Williams
“A warrior is always joyful because his/her love is
unalterable and his beloved, the Earth, embraces him/her and
bestows upon him/her inconceivable gifts.” ~ don Juan
"Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the
future. In other words, if we're going to be more cheerful
in the future, it's because of our aspiration and exertion
to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the
future is the result of what we do right now." ~ Pema
“The personal life deeply lived always expands into
truths beyond itself.” ~Anais Nin
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days,
smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds,
laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs
when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships
to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence
for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to
accept the truth, Love to complete your life.” ~ Unknown
"The Divine is not something high above us. It is in
Heaven, it is in Earth, it is inside Us." ~ Morihei Ueshiba
“No matter what we feel or know, no matter what our
potential gifts or talents, only action brings them to life.
Many of us understand concepts such as commitment, courage,
and love, but we truly know only when we can do. Doing leads
to understanding, and action turns knowledge to Wisdom. -Dan
See stars in the changing season and dance among them, shining.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher
“Love is light, an understanding, a deep respect for
yourself. Fear is darkness, an ungrateful response to existence.
Ego is a thief that lives in fear --always running away, always
hiding. Awareness is when you realize you do not need crutches
to walk. Throw away the crutches-- you will fall, but I guarantee
you will rise and walk on your own feet.” ~UG Krishnamurti
"If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little,
maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away." ~ John
“It is only through letting our heart break that we
discover something unexpected: The heart cannot actually break
- it can only break open ... To live with an open heart is
to experience Life full-strength.” ~John Welwood
"A Friend is one who Knows you as you are, Understands
where you've been, Accepts who you've become, and still gently
invites you to Grow." ~ Shakti Gawain
“Create loving energy around yourself. Love your body
and love your mind. Love your whole mechanism, your whole
organism. By love is meant: accept it as it is, don’t
try to repress. We repress only when we hate something, we
repress only when we are against something. Don’t repress,
because if you repress how are you going to watch? We cannot
look the enemy eye to eye; we can look only in the eyes of
our beloved. If you are not a lover of yourself you will not
be able to look into your own eyes, into your own face, into
your own reality.” ~Osho
“Sound when stretched is music. Movement when stretched
is dance. Mind when stretched is meditation. Life when stretched
is Celebration!” -Ravi Shankar
Accept yourself. Love yourself just as you are. Your finest
work, your best moments, your joy, peace, and healing come
when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world
when you do that. You give others permission to do the same:
to love themselves. Revel in self love. Roll in it. Bask in
it, as you would the sunshine. ~ Melody
If the past is angry, then I must be Tolerant and Loving.
If the past is lost in a dark place, I will Light a torch
to Illuminate the Way.
If the past is in need, then I will have Compassion and Respect
If the past is lonely, I will be its Loving Friend.
Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with
yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if
you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much
life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper
you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your
worth. They you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings
you the richest fulfillment from inside out. ~
For a day, just for one day, Talk about that which
disturbs no one And bring some Peace into your Beautiful eyes.
“When you know that you are eternal you can play your
true role in time. When you know you are divine you can become
completely human. When you know you are one with God you are
free to become absolutely yourself ...” -Mother Meera
O nourishing river
Mother of all that is written
Inspire fluent, truthful words.
May I discover the Sacred River of Wisdom Within.”
~Invocation of Saraswati